29th Jul 2021
CVC Capital Partners plans to sell AOC, a producer of specialty resins, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. The planned transaction is subject to AOC workers' councils consultation and approval from relevant regulatory authorities. AOC sells specialty products for the automotive, marine, corrosion, construction, and infrastructure segments globally.
15th Jul 2021
US manufacturer SCIGRIP and Biesterfeld have extended strategic partnership to Italy. From September 1, 2021, two-component methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives which are in demand in the marine, automotive and rail industries, will be available in Italy. The product range is already distributed in Poland, the Baltic states, Germany, France and the UK.
30th Jun 2021
Quebec-based Medicom Group, a leading manufacturer of surgical and respiratory masks, is establishing a new manufacturing subsidiary - Meltech Innovation Canada - to produce and innovate the inner filter material used in production of surgical, pediatric and N95-type respiratory masks. Canadian government will invest up to $28.99 million on the new...
28th Jun 2021
Apply Carbon, part of Belgium's Procotex Corporation, is scaling up production of recycled carbon fibres. For this, it is integrating its recently acquired short carbon fibre business of ELG UK with its plant in Plouay, in Brittany, France. Apply Carbon is a leader in the production of sustainable technical fibres such as carbon, para-aramids, and...
24th Jun 2021
Texas-based REXtac, and DL Chemical of Seoul are together setting up an Amorphous Poly Alpha Olefin manufacturing plant in South Korea, with an investment of $134 million. The APAO hot melt polymer and adhesive is widely used in a variety of areas, including hygiene products, HVAC filters, automotive interiors, and other industrial applications.
21st Jun 2021
Arkema is investing in Erpro 3d Factory (E3DF), a French company that specialises in large-series additive manufacturing, to get hold of a 10 per cent stake in it. With this Arkema will become a member of the strategic committee of the company, and gain new expertise and accelerate development of new applications for its high-performance polymers.
15th Jun 2021
Zoltek Companies, Inc., the global leader in low-cost industrial grade carbon fibre, is expanding its carbon fibre production capacity to 13,000 MT at the facility located in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a result of this expansion, Zoltek's global production capacity (together with its Hungary facility) of PX35 carbon fibre will increase to 28,000 MT.
15th Jun 2021
Tech-Fab Europe, the trade association of European Union (EU) producers of glass fibre fabrics (GFF), has welcomed the European Commission’s recent moves to counter circumventing of the existing anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy (AS) measures on EU GFF imports from China and Egypt, which were imposed in April and June last year respectively.
3rd Jun 2021
Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has launched a new 3D Printing Filament Recycling Programme in partnership with Vartega, a leading recycler of advanced materials including carbon fibre reinforced plastics. The programme opens way for a circular pathway for material re-use.